Guest Spotlight

Scott Russell Sanders

Scott Russell Sanders studied physics and English at Brown University and, as a Marshall Scholar, completed a Ph.D. in English at the University of Cambridge.  In 1971 he joined the faculty of Indiana University, where he taught until 2009, retiring as Distinguished Professor of English.

Among his more than twenty books are novels, collections of stories, works of personal nonfiction, and storybooks for children. His writing examines the human place in nature, the pursuit of social justice, the relation between culture and geography, and the search for a spiritual path. His recent book, A Private History of Awe, is a coming-of-age memoir, love story, and spiritual testament, and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. A Conservationist Manifesto, his vision of a shift to a sustainable society, was published in 2009.

Video of SRS reading from A Conservationist Manifesto in Burlington, Vermont (4 Nov 2009).

Don’t forget! SRS will be reading at Agnes Scott College’s Winter Theatre in the Dana Fine Arts Building on Thursday, March 25 at 8 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

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